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on a navy s.e.a.l. who died during a daring mission in afghanistan. >>> plus, a fireball over texas, and more dogs behind the wheel. good morning, even. i'm lynn berry. there is a renewed sense urgency in washington as house members returned to town today with just 21 days left to avert that so-called fiscal cliff, and if the framework for an agreement isn't reached by the end of the week, lawmakers could be spending christmas in d.c. tracie potts has those good morning. >>> the president sitting down with john boehner, the staff sitting behind closed door, but today republican members come back to capitol hill and boehner may have a problem. >> all these members are going to come back to town, and they're going to want to play a role in these negotiations. >> the house is back today. that means conservative republicans who insist the wealthy keep this year's tax breaks could put the squeeze on their own party. that's the one thing president obama refuses to bend on. otherwise he says he's flexible. >> i understand, you know, people have a lot of different views. i'm willing to comp
at the kraft hunger games. and although it was a landslide win at a-t-and-t park yesterday, navy fans were in good spirits because the game was all for a good cause. kron 4's alecia reid tells us more. gabe slate tech repo (cheers & applause) >> this is awesome! >> i am very pleased with all this has played. >> it has been great for double and nation -- asidevil nation (cheers & applause) >> reporter: the fans were cheering on the other teams. >> i was expecting a good hard hitting game and that is what i am seeing. >> reporter: they picked a date by a steady lead from early on in. >> we predicted that a s u would have a victory. >> it is nice to see that the navy fans are going out early. >> sorry! [laughter] >> >> reporter: many people traveled from a long distance. >> we are from hawaii. >> it is awesome we are from the state of oregon. >> it is amazing, to see the distance and the difference- between both teams. (music) >> reporter: this helps fight hunger at at&t park alecia reed, kron 4 news . a new york woman has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly pushing a man to his deat
of the navy s.e.a.l. team 6 killed while freeing an american doctor from the taliban has been identified. we'll find out more about this fallen hero. >>> tom hanks is standing up for heroes. how the hollywood star is helping an army staff sergeant who just returned from afghanistan. >> very cool story. it was a prank in the best sense of the word. >>> and later, beyonce scores a $50 million deal. a sweet payday from a soft drink company. all the details coming up. >> keep reading. >> coming up in the -- whew, in "the skinny." we'll share some good beyonce news this morning. >> i don't think she's really worried. >> she's doing her thing. >>> but first, some very telling words from those who left syria's regime. one defector is saying, the revolution will be victorious. >> another is confirming the worst fears about the regime's potential use of deadly chemical weapons. his words come amid some big rebel advances. >> reporter: the rebels have taken the fight to syria's biggest cities, battling assad's strong holds, his palace in damascus, while fighters have overrun one of the largest militar
. to have play somewhere next to 5 years it might be oakland. hunger bowl 8 days away at at&t park. navy against arizona state. couple teams with very different styles. >> question mark for navy and giant exclamation point for for mike mcintire an spartan of san jose statement our mantra find way to get san francisco. >> shut out by san jose state on september 29. navy found themselves at 1 and 3. sure spot on the craft fight hunger bowl fading. that's when head coach made a change at the most important position on the fiel field. >> keenan has been quarterback since that time. but that was a good football team. but kind of a turning point for us. we are at the low blow so we had to find our self quickly and fortunately we did big part is no. 19. >>reporter: keenan reynold the right call. finish at 8 and 4. arizona state also had the up and down. after starting the season 5 and 1 they dropped 4 in a row to pack 12 rival all rank in the top 10 at 1 point in the season. sun devil able to right the ship with back-to-back victory to finish at 7 and 5. this is a match up of confli
.s. are frozen, and americans are barred from doing business with it. >>> the body of the navy s.e.a.l. killed during a mission to rescue an american doctor from the taliban is on its way home. the family of dr. dilip joseph released a statement praising the s.e.a.l.'s hero im. he was part of seal team six, the unit that killed osama bin laden. it remain unclear if he was on that mission. david martin reports. >> reporter: the pentagon identified the navy s.e.a.l. killed as 28-year-old petty officer first class nicolas checque. part of a high-risk operation to rescue american dilip joseph before his taliban captors got him across the border into pakistan where u.s. forces cannot go. joseph, a medical adviser to the private aid organization morningstar development, had been kidnapped on wednesday along with two afghan staff members in the mountains east of kabul. according to u.s. officials, the taliban demanded a ransom of $100,000, money morningstar development didn't have. the taliban released the two afghans but kept joseph and were heading toward pakistan. the two afghans apparently told t
near navy -- what we used to call navy med. walter reed and nih. wssc says the crew will be there at least a couple of hours from now into the morning rush hour. a complete look at the traffic coming up in just a few minutes. back to you jessica. >>> thank you beverly. the time right now is 4:41 and i'm watching your money. fingers crossed. maybe we can turn things around today. wall street has been down for four trading sessions in a row. yesterday, stocks did actually get into positive territory briefly after lawmakers in the house announced they planned to meet sunday to discuss the fiscal cliff. congress and the white house now have less than a week to resolve that impasse. but here's where we ended up. checking the numbers for you -- >>> individual investors pulled $150 billion out of the stock market for the third year in a row. but institutional investors, the hedge funds, the pension funds, they're actually adding to their stock positions. they're poured more than $80 billion into stocks so far this year. >>> it may be time to refinance your mortgage. mortgag
. for more on this issue we turn to our security analyst, bonji ohara, a former navy captain with japan's maritime self-defense force. >> it's difficult to define specific problem in the launch. but it might be the simple mechanical trouble not structural problem because they said they would extend the period only seven days. they failed to launch the rocket last april and they are trying to launch now. it's the eighth month. but this eighth month is crucial to fix the problems. so i think they expect some level of risk of failure means launch in this period is important for north korean leaders, even though they have some risk of failure. so i think they will try, keep trying to launch the rocket, neighboring country arguing the missile launch test in this period. >>> people in japan are weighing their options and preparing to make a decision that will affect their future. they cast ballots next sunday in a general election. when japan decides voters will be picking lawmakers for the lower house of the diet. the winning party or parties will form the country's next government. voters h
enjoy christmas, this is by far the best event our team has ever been involved with. >> and navy bowl game's opponent was serving at glide memorial church in the tenderloin. their players turned out to help. they dished out more than 5,000 meals this christmas day. >>> and for the seventh year in a row christmas in richmond is helping needy neighbors. they provided meals and clothes and mor than 500 -- and more than 500 toys for the children. the organization relies strictly on donations and the efforts of volunteers. christmas in richmond provided meals and services to the residents at the north richmond community senior citizen center. as we said at the top, a soggy christmas day. what is coming as folks head back to work? spencer christian is in for sandhya patel with the forecast. >> looks like our case of the soggies is going to last overnight. we don't have widespread heavy rainfall, but we do have pockets of showers. some locally heavy. we will start in the north bay where we have light rain and areas of light rain pushing through parts of sonoma county and napa county. a littl
ever been involved with. >> and navy bowl game's opponent was serving at glide memorial church in the tenderloin. their players turned out to help. they dished out more than 5,000 meals this christmas day. >>> and for the seventh year in a row christmas in richmond is helping needy neighbors. they provided meals and clothes and mor than 500 -- and more than 500 toys for the children. the organization relies strictly on donations and the efforts of volunteers. christmas in richmond provided meals and services to the residents at the north richmond community senior citizen center. as we said at the top, a soggy christmas day. what is coming as folks head back to work? spencer christian is in for sandhya patel with the forecast. >> looks like our case of the soggies is going to last overnight. we don't have widespread heavy rainfall, but we do have pockets of showers. some locally heavy. we will start in the north bay where we have light rain and areas of light rain pushing through parts of sonoma county and napa county. a little farther south, south of san jose now and into the h
would go towards public transit and roads. >>> the u.s. navy demissioned the world's first nuclear power the aircraft carrier. thousands of sailors and criminallans gathered at ceremony for the u.s.s. enterprise in norfolk, virginia. the enterprise played a major role in the cuban missile crisis and vietnam. . >>> the u.s. navy says its team of mine-seeking dolphins is going to get some help from a machine. a 12' unmanned underwater vehicle shaped like a torpedo will come on-line degree up dolphins for port security and retrieving objects from the ocean floor. >>> it was perfect timing. a break in the rain for one of the oakland's favorite holiday traditions. we'll bring you the sights and sounds. . >>> you are storm watch coverage continues, heavy rainfall to the north of the bay area. that will be moving in overnight. while you you are sleeping that will be the source of extreme, extreme rainfall rates. like now as you can see the coverage out, there the heaviest rain towards humboldt county around mendocino county and one of the spotter reports already reporting debris flow towards me
things for themselves now and there's some really great deals. old navy has up to 75% off now. >> reporter: i understand the sales on this day almost rival black friday. is that something you see near terms of traffic? >> most definitely. the sales get better and better. now they want to clear out the merchandise for the spring merchandise coming in after the holidays so there are amazing deals to be had. >> reporter: thank you so much for joining us and braving the rain. this isn't only shopping center that's open early or late today. take a look on your screen you can see the hillsdale, serramonte, streets of brentwood, and also the bay street shopping center will be open a little early and staying open later today if you were planning to shop the day after christmas. live in san leandro, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> a relatively new christmas tradition continues in richmond as hundreds showed up at the nevin community center. >> some books. volunteered handed out food, presents and warm clothing. the program known as christmas in richmond was started in 2005 by
it off on television. the u.s. navy denies it. martha raddatz has the latest on the tit for tat. >>> december heat wave. record-breaking temperatures, now sending the eastern half of the country back to the beach, as a brand-new storm is on track to wallop the west with heavy rain. areas already flooded this week, right in its path. >>> and caught on tape. the astonishing video from a routine traffic stop. watch this shocking surprise for police, as they surround a suspicious vehicle, revealing a young kidnap victim taken from his job. how did police find him just in the nick of time? >>> and little rain out in times square. good morning, everyone. hi to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas right here. and there is lara, standing by in london with all the latest on the big baby news. we have a lot to go to on that. >>> also at home, new developments in the tax showdown in washington. a deal has to get done by january 1st or everyone's taxes will go up. we'll talk about what it will take to get negotiations back on track. >> republicans had their proposal yesterday. we'l
a red light. >>> a senator navy s.e.a.l. commander's death is being investigated as an apparent suicide. military personnel in afghanistan found navy commander job price's body after he didn't show up at an appointed time. he was serving as the commanding officer as a special war unit called s.e.a.l. team 4. there was it is not believed he was involved in any investigations on cotron versies. >>> george h.w. bush will not make it home for the holidays. he has been hospitalized with a limb lingering cough since last month. doctors in houston say he needs to build up his energy before they will consider releasing him. at 88, he is the oldest living former president. >>> a woman is attracting big crowds with this griswold worthy christmas. check this out. jan stewart has more than 65,000 lights synced with holiday music at her home in fountain valley, california. u.s. a tribute to her late husband, but some neighbors say it's like living next door to the vegas strip. just a bit over the top. >> more appropriate for the las vegas strip than for a residential area. most of the houses do have
. >>> overseas now to afghanistan. abc news learned a top navy s.e.a.l. commander has died. his death is being investigated right now as a suicide. military officials say he died of a gunshot wound to the head. price was a member of s.e.a.l. team 4, which is a special navy warfare unit. commander price was from potstown, pennsylvania. >>> a senator from idaho is apologizing this morning after he was arrested for driving drunk. police in washington say republican mike crepo was pulled over after running a red light sunday. he failed several sobriety tests, taken to jail and released on bond. he's expected in court in january. he says he takes total responsibility. >>> another veteran on capitol hill was laid to rest in his home state of hawaii. in attendance, president obama. a 19 cannon salute was fired at the senator's funeral, which took place in honolulu. the president and first lady, who are in hawaii on vacation right now, were among the mourners at the national memorial center. he died last week at the age of 88. >>> only one week to go, and there's still no deal preventing the economy f
that was the command of control exercise. we had the marine corps, the navy, and the national guard all working with our department of public works figuring out how would they work together. we didn't give them a lot of coaching, we just kind of put them in a tent and said here is your scenario, here's some problems, and we wanted them to work it out and they did. so it was a very successful year. that's what we did as far as the field exercises. next year i don't know what's next, we're going to explore the lessons learned from this one, we've already learned a bunch, they're going to talk about this shortly then learn what are the next scenarios we can challenge people with. it probably won't be the same ones. we are building the institutional relationships and getting beyond the scenario. it's not just about the heavy equipment operators, it's about city of san francisco staff and departments understanding how the military works and giving the military a chance to work with the civilian authority in a non-crisis environment so that when they have to do it anywhere in the world, they've go
in an iranian studio. it's a small surveillance drone. u.s. navy captains used them to watch their own ships. this is not an armed drone. if the iranians brought it down, the u.s. will see that as a very aggressive action. last month, the iranians tried to shoot down a u.s. drone in the same place. almost exactly a year ago, the iranians brought down a high-tech drone, one used by the cia. that was inside iranian territory. as you said, this will raise tensions in a very sensitive area. u.s. has thousands of service members in the gulf, just a few miles from iran. and the u.s. continues to accuse iran of trying to develop a nuclear weapon. ron? paula? >> nick schifrin with the latest from london. thank you, nick. we'll see you in just a moment. >>> also from london, kate middleton, the duchess of cambridge, is hospitalized there, for a second day. doctors are keeping a close eye on the 30-year-old future queen of england, whose pregnancy was announced just yesterday. >> now, kate is suffering from a rare and severe form of morning sickness. the palace says she is expected to stay in the hosp
to start with. >> there was 110 selected by the air force and navy. it whittled down to 32 after the interviews. 32 of us went to the clinic and i was the only guy to fly. oo i i had a high belly reuben which was a pigment in your blood. based on that they said well you are out. >> at the time your little boy was into dinosaurs and rockettes. you were not into dinosaurs. >> when i didn't get into the mercury program i was interested in rockettes before the guys could spell. >> project mercury began in 1958 with the goal to put a human in orbit and doing so before the soviets could. on the second count they failed. 3 and a half years after the sputnik shock on april 12th, 1961, the soviets out paced the u.s. once again when confidante became the first human being in space. >> they beat us into orbit. so we were behind. we were lagging. >> america scrambled to catch up. less than one month later mercury 7 became the first american in space. just over 3 nonts into his presidency john f. kennedy like millions of other americans across the country was glued to his television. >> he be
to start with. >> there was 110 selected by the air force and navy. ithittled down to 32 after the interviews. 32 of us went to the clinic and i was the only guy to fly. oo i i had a high belly reuben which was a pigment in your blood. based on that they said well you are out. >> at the time your little boy was into dinosaurs and rockettes. you were not into dinosaurs. >> when i didn't get into the mercury program i was interested in rockettes before the guys could spell. >> project mercury began in 1958 with the goal to put a hman in orbit and doing so before the soviets could. on the second count they failed. 3 and a half years after the sputnik shock on april 12th, 1961, the soviets out paced the u.s. once again when confidante became the first human being in space. >> they beat us into orbit. so we were behind. we were lagging. >> america scrambled to catch up. less than one month later mercury 7 became the first american in space. just over 3 nonts into his presidency john f. kennedy like millions of other americans across the country was glued to hi television. >> he beca
. there was a british historian in the 1950's. after world war i, britain had the largest navy in the world and they reduced the size of the navy. the laid-off sailors and dock workers. the agency running the navy was getting bigger as the navy was getting smaller. he made the discovery -- the size of a bureaucracy has nothing to do with the amount of work the bureaucracy does. it will grow unless it is reined in. the bureaucracy was getting bigger. if you get that kind of bloat, get in trouble and you change or go out of business. ronald reagan said the closest is a to immoralitality government agency. caller: good morning, everybody. do you think capitalism and privatizing is withdrawing the money from the united states? they charge outrageous rates when the government could have maintained the prisoners cheaper. blackwater getting outrageous amounts of money to do things for the government. think that is draining our money. the money% withstood and that is why we are falling off the cliff. guest: it goes on the subject of crony capitalism. that is businesses that are dependent on governm
to keep the russian navy stationed at a ukrainian port. >>> a small victory for the nerds today. president obama must respond to a petition responded by t.j. on the white house's we the people website, asking him to start constructing a death star by 2016. i'm talking about the death star from "star wars." the one with the planet destroying laser beams who remembers the planet? what was the planet? no one? no one? you guys are geeks. i thought you'd know it for sure. the white house promised it would answer any petition submitted to its website that gets 25,000 signatures. this one now has 27,000. the petition says a death star weapons system could help strengthen our national defense. and help create jobs. you had ten sections on google and no one could help me out? calderon. thank you. >>> the ear piercing screams fill the shopping malls this time of year, not too different from the screams at a pediatrician's office, right? last night jimmy kimmel asked viewers to judge these pictures of crying kids that were taken on santa's lap, during or comparing those to a flu shot at the doctor's
that helps them solve the case. >>> an investigator is under way into the apparent suicide of a navy s.e.a.l. commander in afghanistan. commander joe price died saturday. he was from potstown, pennsylvania. price was the commanding officer of s.e.a.l. team 4, assisting in the training of afghan police. a military official told cnn there's no indication price was involved in any investigation or controversy. he is survived by his wife and daughter. ♪ >>> a formal goodbye for the late senator daniel inouye of hawaii. president obama and senate majority leader harry reid were on hand. he represented the state of hawaii for nearly 50 years. the 88-year-old died of respiratory complications last monday. >>> the clock is ticking for all you procrastinators. tomorrow, of course, is christmas eve. francis has more on the last minute shopping frenzy. >> reporter: as santa finishes up his list before his big trip, most americans are headed out to finish shopping for everyone on their list. >> mom, dad, brother, sister. >> sneakers for my nephew. that's it. i'm done. >> reporter: according to a
's navy. >> goes with everything. >> another great holiday dress. >> thank you very much. beautiful. all your models are gorgeous. >> thank you. we have katie. this dress is more of a black tie -- >> more formal. >> definitely more formal. great color, also a little bit of the cut-out, back to the trend, and easy, you can do this with gold, with silver. she has fun platforms. another really great dress. >> i love the different lengths of the dress. we have a surprise last-minute model here with us. you'll recognize her, ava marie! you were born to model. >> the back of this is awesome, too, cut-out. it's your black dress with a little bit of spice, strays away from the traditional dress. >> very pretty. ava has experience modeling with us but you don't have a microphone. >> no. i was involved with the urban chic fashion show. let's bring all the models back. >> where can we find urban chic? >> harbor east on alzanna and today we're open 11 11:00 to 6:00 and tomorrow, as well. >> gorgeous. thank you so much for joining us. great ideas, lindsey. stay with us. coming up next, john, carrie a
: julian plaster was 19 when he joined the navy. he was sent to an island in the pacific where he was given a shovel soon after arriving. >> one of the navy officers gave us some gloves and told us, go and pick up all the dead bodies and load them into the truck. and that was my first experience. >> reporter: now plaster's 18-year-old grand-gradesndson ws to join the army. plaster isn't sure it's such a good idea. >> i remember burying one japanese shoulder. and in his hand was the picture of an old woman. and i'm thinking, hey, he was thinking probably of his mother or his grandmother. the same as we were. we kill one of our enemies, we create another 18. >> reporter: from the front lines to the factory floors, 60 million american men and women volunteered to serve their country. they were to become known as the greatest generation. >> this generation lived through the great depression. they went off to war. they came back to the united states to rebuild america. and they did. >> reporter: but it would take the country 60 years to build them this memorial. >> it lifted me up. it's given me
's 23 army brigades is prepared to take over the duties. >>> we're learning more about the navy s.e.a.l. killed while helping to rescue a doctor in afghanistan. nicholas checque had been a s.e.a.l. for most of the past decade. people in his hometown in pennsylvania said checque dreamed of being a s.e.a.l., entering the navy right out of high school. >>> and in florida, a woman has been convicted of killing a man who won the lottery so she could steal his money. a judge in tampa called dee dee moore cold and swindling before killing abraham shakespeare. >>> two, major headlines returning your taxpayer money. the government is selling off its remaining stake in aig, the insurance company that got the biggest bailout in the financial crisis. a slight profit is expected. >>> and hsbc is expected to pay the government $1.9 million to settle accusations that the bank helped launder money for mexican drug cartels and for officials in iran. >>> and take a look at this. massive fireball that you'll see there, streaking across the sky over houston. unfortunately, it was not a ufo. simply a
is tomorrow afternoon at at&t park in san francisco. today there will be a pep rally with navy and arizona state. they'll speak about both teams and the bandings will perform. >> when it comes to traffic no news is good news so we're hoping there's not a lot to talk about. >> have no news. >> that's good news. >> looking clear at the moment and the best they look all week so that's good news. traffic a little bit slow going but still moving there westbound as you make the drive toward concord. sun is coming up and looks good. this is the bay bridge action you can see traffic moving into san francisco at this hour and in the south bay, 280, this is near san jose you can see traffic on the right there toward highway 17, also looking good. 7:37. let's head over to steve. >> thank you. a very good morning. some sun out there. clouds are slowly increasing. it's cold out there. the pattern is changing. it makes sense that we might get two or three weeks of weather but a series cutoff to the main jet stream is what is moving into our picture. there might be another one next tuesday or thursday bu
. if the obama girls are happy, the parents are happy and we're all happy. this year it's the navy band and the different branches rotate. >> yes, they do. that's an essential feature . one of the military bands. and this year it is the navy band and they are terrific. wonderful compositions are playing. >> i want to know who gets these front row seats. >> well, first of all, the show is free and the tickets are distributed by a lottery. the 21,000 people are paying nothing to be here. got in through the ticket lottery. this is a show for washingtonians. and for those who didn't get into the lottery, they can watch the show at 4:30 tonight. >> for the people who do have the tickets, there's no specific seating? >> we have sections. so depending where they were. there's sections but that's just to control the flow in here. a lot of people in here quickly and lock the site down for security reasons. >> i know the stars are coming and the band is on stage and the president and the first family is coming. the big question is is the big big guy coming. the one in the big red suit. >> the one
16th. three of the top five countries today are in scandal navy ya. norway, sweden, and denmark. look at the oold world economic forums competitive global index. the united states has fallen to seven in the latest rangings. finland and sweden are in the top five. look at corruption. the united states ranks 19th in the international transspirnlts index. denmark and finland are the cleanest. you can look at two things. america is losing its edge. each of these countries seem to dominate global rankingsly. why? what is their secret sauce? well, scandinavia is much more free market oriented than people realize. capital is allocated by the market. the government doesn't own companies. regulation is usually light. corruption is nonexistent. companies can hire and fire easily. labor moves around. but these countries do tax a lot and spend a lot on education, child care, health, and other things. now, a recent m.i.t. paper suggests there are limits to this model. it's called "can't we all be more like scandinavians." we've livglinked in paper. in brief it shows how they provide more benefits,
, no hanukkah celebration would be complete without a spinning draddel. this was performed by the u.s. navy band. >>> the fiscal cliff grabbing the headlines in washington. but that's not the only big event at the nation's capital. next month, president obama will be inaugurated for a second term and that means plenty of turnover among his top advisers. emily schmitt has a look at the upcoming cabinet. >> reporter: this -- >> this is a wonderful opportunity for me to meet with my full cabinet. >> reporter: maybe the last glimpse of this picture. >> he wants to put together a team, especially in international affairs, a team overall that going into a second term doesn't look like a second team, does not look like a group of second stringers. >> reporter: the likely short list to succeed secretary of state hillary clinton, is also politically charged. susan rice is thought to be a leading contender, but some republicans have been highly critical of rice following the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target
now they need to be navy seals on top of -- >> on top of buying books and pencils. >> on lower pay every year. >> which is not their job. >> god, there are so many morons in this country. >> stephanie: i have to say as i just -- when i opened up i said i'm hopeful. there is not a human being alive that can listen to a story about a 6-year-old, several of them being shot by an assault rifle several times at close range and wonder what that looks like. what that parent had to -- what that looked like. >> nothing happened. >> after what happened after columbine. nothing changed. >> stephanie: i just -- even -- the most fervent gun person, do you not think -- you can look anywhere and get the statistics. gun deaths by country, in one year, guns murdered 17 people in finland. 35 in australia. 39 in england and wales. 200 in canada. 9,484 in the united states. you don't think the people think we're insane in this country? >> 9,000. >> stephanie: nobody needs a military assault weapon! who -- of course, "meet the pres
110 originally selected to become astronauts by the air force and navy and it became a list of 326789 i was the only guy to flunk. i had what was known as pink pigment in the blood and they said, well, you know, you are out. >> you said at time when you were a boy you were not into dinosaurs. >>guest: when i did not get in the original selection i was interested in rockets before they could spelt -- spell it. >> the goal was to put a human in orbit before the soviets. on the second count they failed and 3 1/2 years after the shock of april 12, 1961, the soviets outpaced the united states again when a cosmonaut was the first human being in space. >> they beat us into orbit so we were behind. we were lagging. >> america scrambled to catch up less than a month later, on may 5, allen shepard, became the first american in space over three months into the presidency, john f. kennedy, like millions of other americans across the country, was glued to the television. >> am enshepard was an instant hero but the facts of life, the earth was circled a month before and alan want up-and-down in 16
from s navy federal credit union money. looking for suspect. millions on the road the holidays. om d with wintry weather you ight run into delays at area irports. forecast. local good morning. esterday at this time we had 30 and 40 ng up to hour.an morning hardly a flutter it is cold. out there. lm overhead a big from what we've been days. the past couple of 45-50. ay a little sleet and rain. 40-45. christmas day a nice day. wednesday.on ♪ jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! ♪ ♪ oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh! ♪ ♪ jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way! ♪ ♪ oh what fun it is to ride oh what fun it is to ride oh what fun it is to ride oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh what fun it is to ride oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh! ♪ >>> a little holiday music from the boys and girls choir alumni ensemble from harlem. right here on "gma." what you can't tell is they're very funny when they're not singing. good morning, america. i'm dan harris. >> i'm bianna. sunday, december 23rd. can we make a new rule? can they come every week
-40. maryland 10-2 on the year, won six games in a row. the fight hunger bowl, navy and arizona state playing in san francisco. arizona did whatever it wanted to do on offense all day. opening drive, sun devils, taylor kelly, rashard rupp. kennan reynolds hits matt akin who held on but arizona state scored touchdowns on its first nine possessions. goodness gracious. kelly to alonzo agunu, 11-yard touchdown. sun devils won 62-28. navy finishes the season 8-5. game day for the ravens and cincinnati. we'll break it down tonight on "ravens wrap-up" following "sunday night football." >> the harlem globetrotters took over the first mariner arena and the fans ran the show. you can see this is globetrotters you write the rules tour which means before every game fans cast votes to decide whether or not it's ok to play with two bbles at once and double points for every basket. the time is 5:55. maryland sees its third snow in a week. what's in store? >> i like your own idea of making up your own rules for basketball. we will keep an eye for the storm on new year's day that might go to our south. >> i'v
. this one danced to music performed by the u.s. navy band. >>> all the talk about the fiscal cliff may seem like a far off debate over politics in washington, but the reality is if lawmakers and the president don't cut a deal by the end of the month, every american will feel the effects. here is cnn's lisa sylvester. >> reporter: at this restaurant in arlington, virginia, plenty of food and drink. but there's something else cooking up, worry. co-owner jonathan williams concerned about the pending government fiscal cliff. >> there's a real simple correlation. people have jobs, they spend money. if people are worried about losing their jobs or don't have a job, then they're not going to go out that much. they're going to cook at home or stay at home. >> reporter: just a couple miles from the pentagon, many of the patrons here work directly or indirectly for the defense department and its contractors. the defense industry is facing $55 billion in discretionary spending cuts next year. unless congress acts to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. in addition, several key tax benefits are scheduled
just to walk again. >> with the u.s. navy, want to give a shout out to my friends and family. have a good holiday and stay safe. >> army specialist tyler jeffries also lost his legs. >> just want to give a shout to all my friends and brothers back in afghanistan. happy holidays. i wouldn't be here without you guys. >> tyler is already getting ready for next christmas. >> i want to start walking as fast as i can because i am in that wheelchair hours every day. i want to be able to get up in my own house and get a cup out of the cupboard. >> happy holidays to my family and i got a bunch of guys in from my unit getting purple hearts today. i say i'm thinking about you guys today. got a special place for you in my heart. >> joshua says it is a good holiday season because of his buddies. >> it is definitely. they're there, alive and breathing. it's good. >> i'm sergeant adam keyes combat engineer 20th engineer brigade airborne out of fort bragg. i give a shout to the guys in the 27th still overseas. >> a triple amputee there is one thing adam didn't lose. his airborne wings tatoo. >> ye
the iraqis in 100 hours. >> now it looks like not only their air force, but their navy is being told to get out of the war. >> reporter: norman schwartzcopf was a west point graduate who spent his whole career in the army. he was a war hero in vietnam, where he earned three silver stars, three bronze stars and two purple hearts. he returned from the persian gulf a national hero. president george h.w. bush presented him the medal of freedom. president bush issued a statement calling norman schwartzcopf a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. in retirement, schwartzcopf declined calls to run for office, devoting himself to public speaking and charity work. he leaves his wife and three children. norman schwartzcopf was 78. chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york. >> he was known for being opinionated and brave, the kind of guy you want on your side. >> there's no question, when you think about the first persian gulf war, that was the defining war for millions of americans because there had been a break, and then america went back to war. he became a househo
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